NSU Softball Field
The NSU Softball Field serves as the on-campus site for all Spartan home softball games. The field has bleacher seating for 500 fans and is wheelchair accessible. An 8-foot permanent fence encircles the outfield and is 200 feet from home plate down the lines and to straight-away center field.
The field is also home to an enclosed batting cage, located on the third-base side of the facility. A pitchers’ warm-up area sits in front of a large lighted scoreboard beyond the left-field fence. There is also a warm-up area for visiting teams located on the first-base side beyond the bleachers.
The NSU Softball Field is also one of only a few facilities in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with lighting for night games. The complex underwent a major renovation in the summer and fall of 2007 to add cinderblock home and visitors’ dugouts, additional bathrooms in both dugouts and an elevated press box to the existing facility. The press box also serves as the main office for both softball coaches.
The field is just a short walk from NSU’s sports medicine and strength and conditioning departments. Parking is readily available behind the third base side of the field, and bathroom facilities for fans are located at the NSU Tennis Complex right across the street behind home plate. The facility, and the entire NSU campus, is easily reachable from the surrounding area by I-264.
The NSU Softball Field was showcased on national television for the first time on May 5, 2007, as the Spartans defeated perennial MEAC power Florida A&M in a live broadcast on ESPNU. NSU hosted ESPNU for the second year in a row on April 30, 2008 when the Spartans faced off against rival Hampton in a mid-week clash.